Reviewed by Susan65
Author: Kate Sherwood
Narrator: Dorian Bane
Genre: MM Historical Fantasy
Length: 12 Hours, 36 Minutes
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: May 26, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Audible
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: As an elite Sacrati fighter in the mighty Torian military, Theos is blessed with a city full of women who want to bear his children, and a barracks full of men proud to fight at his side and share his bed. He has everything he needs—until he captures Finnvid on a raid.
Finnvid is on a secret mission to prevent the Torian invasion of his homeland Elkat. Being enslaved by Torian soldiers wasn’t in his plans. Neither is his horrified fascination with the casual promiscuity of the Sacrati warriors. Men should not lie with other men—and he should not be so intrigued when they do. He definitely should not be most intrigued by the leader of the soldiers who captured him and plan to invade his home.
For Theos, everything would have been easier if the infuriating, lying, bewildering Elkati had never come into his life, but he can’t stay away. When betrayal and treachery threaten both their nations, they must work together to stop a war that could destroy their homes forever—even as they begin to question everything they’re fighting for.
Review – Book: I reviewed the book previously here.
Review – Audio: I can’t believe I ended up loving this audio. I was really thrown off initially by the very caveman / Tarzan-like voice portrayed by Dorian Bane, and I seriously did not think I was going to like it. However, I gave it a chance, and once I became acclimated to the characters, it fit. I’ve learned my lesson; don’t give up too soon just because the voice is not what I expected to hear.
This story remains a five star, and the audio is easily a four star. The reason four the one star drop is simply that it took too long for me to differentiate the voice of Theos and the other Sacrati, compared to Finnvid. Andros and Theos were so similar that I really needed to listen hard, but eventually it sunk in. But still, Dorian Bane does a stellar job bringing this incredible book to life, and I know it could not have been easy. So, kudos to the narrator for taking on the task and offering the listener a performance to remember.
I either love or hate audio books. I really do not seem to have a grey area, so if I recommend one, then trust when I say you will enjoy the performance. Even though this one went a little different than I expected, it was still a wonderful audio and one that I think you will love too.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*